Lots of us have been having a wonderful time using Transfer-Eze, the NEW water soluble film on paper backing you can use with your printer. Instead of the tedious task of tracing embroidery designs onto fabric you can print the design on the Transfer-Eze. I printed a snowmen for a new design twice – one for Embroidery and one for Needle Felting on wool fabric. Just pull the Transfer-Eze film off the paper backing. To conserve the paper, I cut off one snowman and still have 2/3 of the paper left to print on again later!
Dark fabrics are nearly impossible to trace an embroidery design on as the light from your light box doesn’t go through the dark fabric. Transfer-Eze is just the ticket! Finger press your printed design on the dark fabric. I found the Transfer-Eze adhered better to the fabric after the fabric was washed to remove the sizing. The printed design shows beautifully on the film pressed on the dark red fabric. This is going to be EASY to embroider! Add your hoop (we like the Morgan No-Slip Hoop the best) and get stitching. This is a “reverse RedWork” snowman using DMC Ecru #8 Perle Cotton on dark red cotton instead of my usual Turkey Red Perle Cotton on our heavy weight muslin.
Stitching through the Transfer-Eze is no problem….just embroider as usual. The film is so thin you can hardly tell it is on the fabric. I found no drag and no accumulation of sticky stuff on my needle. The design is easy to see. Also, if you don’t stitch exactly on the design lines – NO PROBLEM – later there will be no lines left to see! Wonderful!
Dissolving the Transfer-Eze is QUICK & EASY. Just place in the sink with cold water. I couldn’t wait so I watched the film dissolve as the water filled the sink…neat.
The finished snowman turned out great and will be a fun NEW ornament. Using the Transfer-Eze made it simple to get the design on fabric too dark to see with a light box. Next we’ll be using the Transfer-Eze on wool fabric for Needle Felting.
Check out the Needle Felting on our blog soon! Give Transfer-Eze a try, just go to www.BirdBrainDesigns.net to find it quickly.